College Admissions Info

University of California - Santa Barbara, ‘16
BA, Chemistry

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 1 supplemental essays

Student Background

From: northridge , California
Gender: Male
Race/Ethnicity: Asian
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 5 schools
Accepted At: UC Davis, UCSB, CMU
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes
Other Language(s) Spoken: Korean

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1540
Highest SAT: 2260
Other SAT Scores:
SAT Prep:

High School Performance

GPA, Weighted
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady
Explanation of Any Low Grades:

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Basketball

College Application Essays

This is the reality of my life, devoid of any “extraordinary” events. I flip through the news reading about people who have been changed by remarkable events and I cannot help but think that the most exciting thing that happened to me was dislocating my shoulder in the ninth grade. Although writing with your left hand when you’re right handed is a daunting task, it is definitely not newsworthy. And yet, I have never been dissatisfied with my life....

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
525 Words
“You can’t be sure that you exist!” is what my philosophy teacher said to us the very first day of school. Dressed in peculiarly bright neon colors, my philosophy teacher seemed a bit odd. He has a reputation at my school for being bizarre and uncanny, which is accentuated by his excessive love and passion for philosophy. As I sat in his class, I was intrigued by the nature of this class. Would he really be able to prove...

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